Confidence choices for sea bass

We all fish better when we feel confident. For me confidence comes first and foremost from the choice of fly. The variety of flies and styles we can choose from is immense but that huge choice can lead to uncertainty and doubt. Take sea bass for example. These supreme predators feed on a wide varietyContinue reading “Confidence choices for sea bass”

Spring salmon flies for the new season

Something to look forward to at last … I am not complaining. So many people have had a much worse time through the COVID-19 pandemic than me. But it is encouraging to hear news that a vaccine looks more likely than not to be with us in the spring, and perhaps we can start lookingContinue reading “Spring salmon flies for the new season”

Which dry fly for trout?

Choosing dry flies for trout should be a simple exercise. Surely all we need to do is work out what the fish is feeding on and then present an imitation. That logic is at the heart of the traditional approach to chalk stream fishing developed by Marryat and Halford in the 1880s. They codified theContinue reading “Which dry fly for trout?”